Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Club Notes - 19th December

Jack The Joker
No. Drawn - 37
Our popular Jack the Joker Fundraiser will continue this Sunday night in Kennedy’s Live at 9:30pm where the Jackpot will be €5,910 as on Sunday night Frank Sweeney was drawn out of the drum but did not find the Joker, however he did win €50, while Roisin Briggs and Kitty Farrell won €25.  We appeal to all our supporters to continue purchasing the tickets as the funds raised will go towards our ongoing development works at the club grounds.

The Brawl in the Hall
It would be fair to say that ‘The Brawl in The Hall’ which took place on Saturday night last in Dungarvan Sports Centre exceeded all of our expectations such was its success. There was a bumper crowd present and all agreed that the night was a fantastic success with excellent entertainment on offer. We would like to thank all those who turned up on the night which not only made it a profitable night for both clubs but which helped to create the electric atmosphere in the hall. A big thanks to all the local businesses who gave such generous sponsorship especially in these difficult times. We would like to thank our friends in the Brickey Rangers as they were a pleasure to work with in the months leading up to the big night and we look forward to working with them again in the future, even if they did claim victory on the night!! We must thank the members of our own club especially Bernard Gorman and his group of diligent workers who ensured everything was in place to make the night a success. The staff at the Sports Centre were extremely helpful to both clubs and we thank them for this and also thanks to the staff of Minnies Bar for running the bar on the night. Finally we must give a massive thanks to the most important people on the night, the brave men and women who stepped into the ring to help support the club. This was a fantastic example of true club spirit and we hope that there weren’t too many bruised ribs or black eyes on display this week. If I have left anybody out here I truly apologise and once again we thank anybody who helped make the night a great success.

Club Bingo
Our Bingo continues this Sunday night in the CBS Hall where the jackpot will be at €550.

Golf Outing
Following on from the great success of last year’s golf outing we are holding another outing this year in The Gold Coast Golf Club on Saturday December 29th. Like last year this event is open to all members of the club and you needn’t be an experienced golfer to partake in the vent as the teams will be picked to ensure there is a balance of seasoned golfers and absolute beginners on each team. All those who took part last year enjoyed it thoroughly and places for this year’s event are being snapped up quickly. Anybody interested in taking part should contact Colm O’Hare to book their place.

Seasons Greetings
On behalf of all in the club we would like to send Seasons Greetings to all of our members and supporters especially those of you who may not be able to make it home to Abbeyside for Christmas. We would also like to thank the editor and staff of the Dungarvan Leader and Dungarvan Observer for all their help during the year and wish them all a very merry Christmas. Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibhse go leir.
Club History
Abbeyside / Ballinacourty GAA Club was formed in 1967 as a result of the amalgamation of Abbeyside Hurling and Football Clubs and Ballinacourty Football Club. It is situated within the Parish of Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Garranbane. Located on the eastern side of the River Colligan, it forms the northern and eastern shorelines of Dungarvan Harbour from Abbeyside Church to Ballinacourty Lighthouse
Development Fund
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club has been growing at a dramatic pace over the past 10 years with the population of our parish increasing rapidly. We must ensure that we have the best facilities for all our players. We want to ensure that the next generation have the facilities that they need and deserve. We are asking supporters and friends to support this project over the next five years.
Strategic Plan
Past generations have had their visions for the future of our club. These are our current aims and with these achieved we hope to hand on the club to future generations in the same healthy state it was passed onto us.
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
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